I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

“So Plato talked about these beings that used to exist that had four legs and four arms and two heads. They were totally self-contained and ecstatic and powerful. Too powerful, so Zeus cut them all in half and scattered all the halves around the world so that humans were doomed to forever look for their other half, the one who shared their very soul. Only the luckiest humans find their split-apart, you see.”

Well, what can I say? I can say, hands down and irrevocably that this is most amazing piece of fiction ever to cross my eyes. And I’ve read A LOT of books.

This book follows the tale of two twins, Jude and Noah, who went from being joined at the hip to split by tragedy. There are twists and turns and Jandy Nelson keeps you guessing until the end. So many different topics are covered in this book so it is bound to resonate with most readers; divorce, love, unrequited love, forbidden love, homosexuality, death, art, fear, lust.

Jandy writes in a beautiful manner and I can’t wait to read more of her books. banner_ill_give_you_the_sun

“Love is only half the story”


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